Danny Lasoski

Danny "The Dude" Lasoski (born February 3, 1959) is an American sprint car racing driver from Dover, Missouri.

Danny Lasoski
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Lasoski at the 2007 King's Royal
NationalityAmerican
Born (1959-02-03) February 3, 1959 (age 63)
Dover, Missouri, U.S.
Related toBrian Brown (nephew)
Previous series
2006National Sprint Tour
World of Outlaws
Championship titles
2006
2001
National Sprint Tour
World of Outlaws

Sprint car racingEdit

Most of Lasoski's sprint car experience is in the World of Outlaws series, winning the WoO championship in 2001, and finishing second four times, in 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2004. He won the premiere event in sprint car racing, the Knoxville Nationals, in 1998, 2001, 2003 and 2004. Lasoski also won the 360 Nationals in 1995. He raced in the National Sprint Tour in 2006, winning the series' only championship. He rejoined the World of Outlaws after the season, and the NST folded. He has won 122 World of Outlaw feature events and was one of the more popular drivers on the tour.

In January 2014 Lasoski teamed up with Andy Cobb to compete in multiple national tours to include the World of Outlaws.[1]

Lasoski joined forces in 2015 with car owner Tod Quiring and crew chief Guy Forbrook to win the inaugural National Sprint League (NSL) Championship. Lasoski has also won 11 Knoxville Raceway track championships (1986, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016). He has won more races than any other driver with 112 career wins as of June 24, 2017, in the 410 division at Knoxville Raceway. He also has 37 career wins with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Lasoski has driven for some of the top sprint car teams in the sport including Tod Quiring, Dennis Roth, Tony Stewart, and Casey Luna.

Lasoski is the uncle to professional sprint car racer Brian Brown.[2]

IROCEdit

Lasoski was invited to the International Race of Champions four times, from 2002 until 2004. He missed the final race in 2002 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to injuries sustained in a qualifying crash, with fellow dirt track racer Ken Schrader filling in.[3] Lasoski won one race, in 2004 at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Lasoski also raced in the Canadian IROC series picking up three wins, all of them at the Canadian Motor Speedway.[4]

AwardsEdit

He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2011.[5]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

International Race of ChampionsEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Season Make 1 2 3 4 Pos. Points Ref
2002 Pontiac DAY
6
CAL
12
CHI
11
IND 12th 30 [6]
2003 DAY
3
TAL
10
CHI
10
IND
12
9th 27 [7]
2004 DAY
12
TEX
1
RCH
10
ATL
3
6th 51 [8]
2005 DAY
7
TEX
7
RCH
7
ATL
5
8th 34 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andy Cobb and Danny Lasoski Join Forces for 2014 Campaign". STLRacing.com. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  2. ^ "Brian Brown - Too Much, Too Soon?". The Drivers Project. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  3. ^ "Schrader to run IROC for Lasoski". Jayski's Silly Season Site. July 29, 2002. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  4. ^ http://sprintcarhof.com/article/344
  5. ^ "13 Inductees set as Class of 2011 for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame". National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Danny Lasoski – 2002 IROC Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "Danny Lasoski – 2003 IROC Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "Danny Lasoski – 2004 IROC Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "Danny Lasoski – 2005 IROC Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2020.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by World of Outlaws Champion
2001
Succeeded by